Passion

Plymouth Theatre

Previews Began: March 24, 1994

Opening Night: May 9, 1994

Closing Night: January 7, 1995

0
Rated 0 out of 5
Add To Watchlist

Music: Stephen Sondheim

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: James Lapine

Giorgio, a handsome Italian captain, is transferred from Milan at the height of a passionate love affair with a married woman – the indisputably beautiful Clara. While stationed at a provincial military outpost, Giorgio struggles to connect with other soldiers, but begins to build a friendship with the Colonel’s sickly, tormented niece, Fosca. As time passes, Giorgio finds himself torn between the unavailable and uncommitted Clara and the obsessive Fosca, an emotional battle that has dangerous consequences and teaches him the true meaning of love.

Musical Numbers

Happiness…………………………………….Clara, Giorgio
First Letter……..Clara, Giorgio, Doctor Tambourri,
                          Colonel Ricci
Second Letter………………………………Clara, Giorgio
Third Letter…………………..Clara, Giorgio, Soldiers
Fourth Letter……………………………….Clara, Giorgio
I Read………………………………………………………Fosca
Transition……………………………………..Giorgio, Men
Garden Sequence…………………………Giorgio, Fosca
Trio……………………………………Fosca, Giorgio, Clara
Soldiers’ Gossip…………………………………….Soldiers
I Wish I Could Forget You……………Fosca, Giorgio
Flashback…..Fosca, Colonel Ricci, Fosca’s Mother,
                     Fosca’s Father, Ludovic, Mistress
Sunrise Letter………………………………Clara, Giorgio
Is This What You Call Love?…………………..Giorgio
Forty Days………………………………………………..Clara
Loving You……………………………………………….Fosca
Letter from Clara………………………………………Clara
Christmas Carol (in Italian)……Lieutenant Torasso
Farewell Letter…………………………….Clara, Giorgio
No One Has Ever Loved Me…………Giorgio, Fosca
Finale………………………………………………….Company